So my wife wanted chickens forever. So I give in and we have 9 and 3 ducks. But the Rats came in fast and furious. I have been baiting them, and catching them in live trap, then drowning them. The bait takes a long time to work, if much at all, and the live trap takes lots of work with above average affects. I have kids and a dog, but its in a safer place. The rats are Nader the barn, then they come eat the chicken food. Pisses me off. Any ideas how to get the upper hand? Cats are out! Love them, but road kills them all.